I don’t know what is wrong with me. Wait. Let me rephrase that. I don’t know what is up with my eyes. I have now started to get dark circles. I think I kind of always had them. Ignorance is bliss and though I won’t blame the circles entirely on genetics (they get some blame), I know part of the reason is my lack of sleep. I think I get more sleep during the school year. Seriously. I want to be awake because I can be awake and I want to do a million things. Now, I have half moons hanging out on each side of my face. I started using concealer (put that off as long as possible) and just got my new one from Drugstore.com today. I’m talking about Boots No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer in 02.
I bought the Radiant Glow Concealer for two reasons:
1) I was buying some stuff at Drugstore.com and had a coupon. What the heck? and 2) I have always wanted to try YSL Touche Eclat in its fancy gold tube but won’t spend $40. (I learned that with Armani’s Eyes to Kill Mascara. I will tear through it too quickly.)
Seeing that my eyes were soon to be transported by bags, I had to intervene. At $12.99 US, No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer seemed a smarter bet. I ordered it in shade 02, which is really light as it is. If I got shade 01, I could have used it as make-up for my raccoon Halloween costume. Moving along…
The tube is a click tube and is sleek black with shiny gold letters. It took a few clicks to get the product onto the application brush. Application was really smooth and a little goes a long way. I think I stopped clicking as soon as I saw some product and was able to use it on both eyes.
I painted my stripes and blended with my finger. I have to say that the area looked much better! It wasn’t just WHITE but my circles lightened up (they can be so serious) and didn’t look like I had anything on. I guess those light reflecting particles do the trick! Now, at least I don’t look tired with concealer to make it better. I actually look aware. That’s better than alert. Trust me.
I then applied Bare Minerals READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Medium Beige all over my face. I even patted some over the concealer to make it a little more friendly with my skin tone. (The jury is still out on this foundation. I think it sinks a little too much into my forehead pores.)
Then I applied Urban Decay Glide On 24/7 Eye Pencil in Ether and coated my lashes with Sephora Collection Le Waterproof Extreme Resistance Mascara. (More on that in another post.) On my lips, I used Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Rosy Lipped. Nice and easy for a summer afternoon.
What concealer do you use? What are you trying to hide (cosmetically speaking!)?
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO